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Nikon AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens Imported

B&H # NI6028GED MFR # 2177
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Product Highlights
  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 32
  • 1:1 Magnification Ratio; Macro Close-Ups
  • One ED Glass and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.3"
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED Lens provides an exceptional range of applications and high-quality performance. Compact and versatile, this lens is perfect for close-up, copy and general photography with a 1:1 reproduction ratio for life-size macro photography and a 7.3" minimum focus distance. At just longer than a standard focal length, the lens is also useful for portraiture and short telephoto applications. When used on a DX-format DSLR, its 35mm focal length equivalence corresponds to a 90mm lens. The f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective for low-light imaging and provides shallow depth of field control.

With an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element and aspherical elements, chromatic and spherical aberrations are controlled for superior optical performance. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated lens coatings improve light transmission and reduce ghosting and flare. The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and Internal Focusing (IF) system afford fast and quiet focusing action and the M/A mode switch with manual focus override enables fast access to critical focus, The nine-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend smoothly to produce natural-looking, harmonious backgrounds.

Macro Capability
The 1:1 reproduction ratio enables life-size macro imaging as close as 7.3".
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor enables quiet automatic focusing with quick and convenient switching between autofocus and manual operation.
Internal Focusing
Internal Focusing design for fixed lens length and non-rotating front element allows the use of circular polarizing filters and lens-mounted flash accessories.
ED Glass
The ED glass element minimizes chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range while ensuring high resolution and contrast.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating delivers superior color performance, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare.
Nano Crystal Coating
The Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal reflections across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image integrity.
Rounded Diaphragm
9-blade rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements blend together smoothly for natural-looking backgrounds.
Compact Design
At just 3.5" long and 15 ounces, this is a compact and versatile macro telephoto prime lens.
Performance
Focal Length 60mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 90 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 39° 40'
DX Picture Angle: 26° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance 7.28" (18.49 cm)
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Elements/Groups 12/9
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.5" (7.37 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 15 oz (425 g)

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NikonAF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens
 
4.8

(based on 277 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (220)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (219)
  • Consistent output (154)
  • Easily interchangeable (126)
  • Lightweight (118)
  • Durable (106)

Cons

  • Slow focus (17)
  • Heavy (13)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Tough to attach (4)
  • Blurry focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (174)
  • Low light (48)
  • Landscape/scenery (39)
  • Weddings (34)
  • Wildlife photos (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (90), Semi-pro photographer (48), Pro photographer (40), Enthusiast (24), Casual photographer (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (160), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An excellent lens

I bought the lens for slide copying with a Nikon D800, for which itworks well. I attach pictures of the apparatus. The light is a standard,clip-mount, reflector light one sees everywhere. ...Read complete review

I bought the lens for slide copying with a Nikon D800, for which itworks well. I attach pictures of the apparatus. The light is a standard,clip-mount, reflector light one sees everywhere. The bulb is a 13WGlobe CFL. The slide carriers are VuPoint (B&H VUNST35) the diffuseris 3046 Cinegan Velvet Frost (B&H RO3046S) the tripod head is an oldBogen I had on hand. The hardest part was getting a good lightsource. I tried a flash, an LED Video light, a Testrite Reflector(B&H TER10), etc. The simple clip-mount, reflector light worked thebest. Also, a report cover works nearly as well as the CineganVelvet Frost but there is a difference in amount of light transmitted and grain showing through the slide.The big surprise is that this is an excellent lens overall,especially for portraits. The resolution is excellent and it required zero auto focus correction. At wide apertures, it beautifully isolates subjects with narrow depth of field. The finer points of this lens are discussed by Ming Thein in a post dated February 1, 2013. I agree with everything he says about it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful optics but bad move on the

A macro lens without a manual aperture ring sure disables the ability to use some of the traditional macro gear like bellows. I still cannot believe that Nikon would design a lens targeted at...Read complete review

A macro lens without a manual aperture ring sure disables the ability to use some of the traditional macro gear like bellows. I still cannot believe that Nikon would design a lens targeted at macro photography without working in an aperture ring. Still, this lens gets plenty close without further extension... maybe too close for many subjects. I so prefer to have the aperture be from the ring when I'm working in tight situations. But oh well.

But aside from the "G," 60mm is a little wide for bugs, and might yield too much perspective distortion on some objects when you attempt to fill the frame at close range. The 105mm VR and the 3rd party macro offerings up to 150mm by Sigma might be worth considering.

It's not built like a tank... nor is it built like a flower. But with its light weight, it feels like a reasonable construction design and adds little weight.

As far as using it as a portrait lens, well, again the optics are great for it; however, if you're doing really close-in work rather than traditional portraits, well, I'd still prefer my 50mm f/1.2 AIS or the 50 f/1.4 just for the shallow DOF.

The front element is not very much recessed compared to other true macro lenses ... so do be careful around pollen-bearing objects and other things that might soil or damage your glass. If you put a filter on this thing, remove it for macros... and use a high-end filter like a B+W for the rest of the time. Don't spoil the great optics with inferior glass.

Focus is absolutely fast.

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5.0

Great lens!!!

By Yaaqov Levi

from Glendale

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

      I use this lens for product photography and fashion.
      Very great optics!
      The lens gives all you need in terms of sharpness,,clarity, bokeh and so on....

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      5.0

      Awesome

      By Fotofix

      from Long Island City

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

      Sharp as a tack.

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      5.0

      great deal!

      By lindsay

      from indiana

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

      Awesome macro for the price!!

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      5.0

      Sharp and crisp picture

      By Amiel

      from Rancho Cucamonga

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

      Awesome lens, light, fast and most of all sharp pictures can't believe this lens will do those.

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      5.0

      Great lens for the price

      By Terry

      from Argyle, Texas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

        I went with the Nikon 60mm based on a lot of good reviews. Picture quality is "tack sharp". Macro work with the 60mm is a pleasure. It is right sized, and I'm using this lens for more for general purpose work vs. my 50mm. The 60mm is only about 1/2 inch longer then the 50, and lets you have macro capability if you want.

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        5.0

        Great addition to my kit!

        By Bandman

        from Iowa

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          Cons

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              Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

              I recently added this lens to my kit and it's a wonderful addition. It's rock solid and very easy to use, the crispness is amazing. Typical Nikkor quality.

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              5.0

              Phenomenal glass

              By G

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                What a treat using it with my old D90 work horse.Crystal clear pictures OOTC with excellent colors rendition, focuses instantly and on spot 100% of the time (even in barely lit situations), can focus as close as about 2 inches from your front lens element.Excellent for portraits on DX.Would have loved a VR as it's sometimes hard to keep the camera steady being hand held in front of a tiny subject 3 inches away. But that's a bonus to an already flawless lens.Just get one. It's on my camera 80% of the time now...

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                4.0

                great macro lens

                By IC

                from Virginia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                    great for macro and close shots, very happy with purchase, using on D5300

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                    3.0

                    mixed feelings

                    By dz

                    from CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                          I bought this lens for product work, especially jewelry, because of the macro function. It just isn't as reliably sharp as I would like. This may sound naive (my first macro lens), but to get any depth of field I must use a very small aperture, which doesn't work that well with my natural light shooting. I find myself going back to my other lenses for the product work, using a wide aperture to give me the look I like, and cropping to compensate for my lack of macro. I am using this lens for art shots, though, and loving it for that.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent macro, portrait, slide copy

                          By Munchmeister

                          from Fort Collins, CO

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Astrophotography
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Night Photography

                            Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                            I use this for macro photography where it excels for its price range, and for portraits where it is excellent on my D90 DX, giving a 90mm (in 35mm) short telephoto. It has a flat field, allowing it to be used to copy slides and other graphic material, including paintings. I often recommend it to my oil and water color painter friends as an ideal lens for taking photos of their artworks, due to its ability to move in close, for small paintings and plein air sketches, and the flat field does not distort the painting at the edges. I've even found it useful for night and astrophotography.

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                            5.0

                            Great Lens

                            By Low Key Photo

                            from Orange Park, Fl

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Very well built

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                              I bought this for use on my Nikon D7100 and so far I have been very pleased with this lens. Sharp, clear pictures and able to really get up close for incredible detail

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                              5.0

                              superb lens

                              By Bud W

                              from Conway, AR

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                                this lens is excellent for getting those close up shots with great detail.

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                                5.0

                                Terrific Sharp Photos For Close Up

                                By Crissy Penguin

                                from Danville Ca

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                                  I love this lens and it's amazing detail. Great for taking product photos as in my image sample. get up close and personal with people and products. I do recommend this to anyone !

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                                  5.0

                                  Better than I expected

                                  By Lee

                                  from Denver

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                                    Used for lots of close up, especially underwater

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                                    5.0

                                    Nikkor never a Question

                                    By The Pixel Hoarder

                                    from San Clemente, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Nice Bokeh

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Underwater macro

                                      Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                                      I took this lens with me to Belize to shoot underwater Marco. Even though I was only able to shoot macro on one dive, the lens is flawless.

                                      This lens was tack sharp. Very smooth and fast focusing.

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                                      5.0

                                      Nikkor 60mm beats out closeup filter

                                      By Adrian the Artist

                                      from Toronto

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Output
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Nice Bokeh
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                                        I just bought the closeup ring Canon 500D to use with my Nikon 24-70mm and it did a fine job. However I also own the Nikkor 60mm f2.8 and it can get in closer at true 1:1. I also noticed the edge to edge sharpness was easier to achieve the this lens over the closeup ring. Both however were sharp (so choose to your budget, just thought I would share useful info). So I decided to keep both anyway. The closeup ring is good for a lighter bag to take for one less lens to bring at times. This 60mm macro works well on my Nikon D300s and quick to take images (cropped sensor that is still 12MP with this lens in DX) and works on my D700 FX also. For almost half the price of 105mm lens, this 60mm works for me. Liked both products. Both easy to use, just practice to keep steady and see when image is in focus without moving your body much. Adjust your aperature, for the depth of field you want, as at this close a distance to subject, it is very shallow depth of field, unless you increase your aperature more, for the effect you want. Lens can double as a portrait lens, however I also have the 85mm f1.8 for that.

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                                        5.0

                                        Solid Lens

                                        By Natty the Night Owl

                                        from Massachusetts

                                        About Me Photography Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Nice Bokeh
                                        • Rugged
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Closeup Portraits
                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                                          I used this lens to do portrait close ups and macro photography. The lens is easy to use and not to small or to big; it's just right and the price won't pop most people budget.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great value, great lens

                                          By wedphotog

                                          from Atlanta, Ga

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Output
                                          • Easily Interchangeable
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                                            I bought this lens to be able to shoot wedding rings with, and let me say, it does an amazing job. Before I was just using my 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for rings as that was all I had. My shots were honestly very mediocre. Now, my shots are professional, sharp and perfect. Highly recommend.

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                                            5.0

                                            The Sharpest Nikkor

                                            By BW shooter

                                            from Atlanta, GA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Durable
                                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                            • Nice Bokeh
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • Heavy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General photography

                                            Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                                            My experience tells me this is the sharpest Nikkor under 200mm focal length. Yes, I have owned all three Nikkor micro lenses, 60G, 105VR and 200/4D. I use 60G as my general walkaround lens and it gives me very sharp, high contrast, distortion-free images. Its AF speed is much faster than that of the AF-D version and 60mm focal length is perfect for my taste. The only downside is a bit heavy due to many glass elements used for high correction.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great build quality and speed

                                            By JohnM

                                            from Albany, OR

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easily Interchangeable
                                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                            • Nice Bokeh
                                            • Rugged
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Macro Photography

                                              Comments about Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro Autofocus Lens:

                                              I purchased this lens as a replacement to my older 60mm 'D' lens since the older one now resides on one of my film bodies. The build quality is excellent, and it is virtually silent in operation. Focusing in AF mode is extremely fast.

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